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Dreams about Water

Having water in your dreams is a very common occurrence. Whether you are dreaming of an ocean, a pond, or even a glass of water, it seems everyone dreams of water at some point in their lives. And in your dreams, water alludes to the most basic parts of ourselves – emotion. Water most always represents our waking emotion. Think about the dreams of water you have had…was the water crashing ocean waves? Then chances are your waking emotions were pretty rocky and heavy as well. Was the water dark, murky, and stagnant? Then you may well have been depressed or worried before you went to sleep.

The condition of, and placement of the water in your dream is the reflection of your waking mood. Cloudy swirling water may mean confusion, and clear crisp clean water may mean that you were very happy about something.

The only cases where water will not reflect upon the dreamers mood is when the water is part of a larger dream symbol, such as a hurricane, or a whirlpool. Dreaming of a hurricane may indicate a level or chaos in your life, or even on the more obvious level – that you are frightened of situations you cannot control. Dreaming of a whirlpool means that you are afraid that you will be overcome by a person or situation in your life.

What happens when there’s a lack of water? The absence of water in a dream probably isn’t significant unless the dream makes it so. For instance, are you thirsty or hot? Are you in a desert? In this case, the lack of water means exactly that… a lack of something. It could point to real neglect, or a misunderstood slight. Most likely, it references some need in your life.

There are other clues to look for and consider in a water dream. Is there anything in the water with you? For instance, if you’re caught in flood water, is it muddy? If so, your problem may be your inability to see through the muddy water to the real issue. Perhaps you’re not being honest with yourself. Are you clinging to something for ballast? If so, what is it? Is it still raining – is the storm over? All important clues as to where you are in the current situation.

Dreaming of fish in water however, is a different dream symbol. Dreaming of fish almost always represents money matters. So if you are dreaming of a tank or pond of bright healthy fish it may mean that you will be getting a large amount of money soon, or that financial matters are currently going very well for you. On the other hand, if the pond or tank water is dirty or mucky, and the fish are dead or dying, this means you are very afraid of your money situation.

Water, much like the emotion it represents, can be an ever changing element, and while the dream may indicate those things which are at the top of your subconscious, you may not immediately realize what the dream represents. Keep an eye out for your emotions, and what that particular dream may have meant to you!

Stephanie Davies is a 27 year old Missourian with a loving husband and an 8 year old son. She currently owns her own business which sells handmade candles, incense, bath & body products and other handcrafted products at